Earlier this year Betsy left a comment on the Slave Name Roll Project with information about named slaves she has uncovered while researching her family history.
Thomas Warfield, son of Davidge Warfield, died on 17 October 1855 at the age of 85. He and his wife had no children. His will, written a few months before his death, included the following information:
To his negro servant HARRY ROBERTS he devised 5 acres of "Warfield's Good Luck."
The remainder of his will was less surprising as there were bequeaths of several nieces and nephews.
Will of Thomas Warfield, dated 11 Jun3 1855 and probated in Frederick County, Maryland, on 31 October 1855.
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